Meaning of LIQUATE in English


— liquation /luy kway"sheuhn, -zheuhn/ , n.

/luy"kwayt/ , v. , liquated, liquating . Metall.


1. to heat (an alloy or mixture) sufficiently to melt the more fusible matter and thus to separate it from the rest, as in the refining of tin.


2. to become separated by such a fusion (often fol. by out ).

[ 1660-70; liquatus, ptp. of liquare to liquefy, melt. See LIQUID, -ATE 1 ]

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